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com/ Writings Novels Second Acts (2010); Walking Man (2008); Left of the Loop (2001); Deconstruction Acres (1997). Poetry published in Slipstream, The Ledge, Rockford Review, Hammers, Skylark, Oyez Review, New Observations, Strong Coffee, and elsewhere. Chapbook Starstruck (poems, 1996). Short Fiction published in The Brooklyn Rail, Bridge: Stories & Ideas, Lumpen, After Hours, The Fiction Review, Chicago Quarterly Review, Storyhead, American Goat, Planet Roc, and elsewhere. Chapbook The Toy Store (stories, 1995). Nonfiction published in The Bloomsbury Review, American Book Review, Rain Taxi, Chelsea, Colorado Review, Pleiades, Small Press Review, Bloomberg Markets, Columbia Journal of American Studies, Another Chicago Magazine, Poetry Project Newsletter, Chiron Review, and elsewhere. Editor and Publisher of Tomorrow Magazine, a literary zine, 1982-1999. Performance Featured reader or lecturer at KGB Bar, Bowery Poetry Club, Cornelia Street Café, the Small Press Center, Columbia University, New York University, Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, Spoken Interludes, Mo Pitkin’s, Biblio’s, Saturn Series, and WORD (New York); National Writer’s Voice, Guild Complex, Printers Row Book Fair, De Paul University, Roosevelt University, Rockford College, Harold Washington Library, Barbara’s Bookstore, Quimby’s (Chicago). Walking Man, Left of the Loop, Deconstruction Acres, and Second Acts book-signing tours, including dates in New York City, Brooklyn, Boston, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Denver, Seattle, and elsewhere, 1997, 2001, 2008, and 2011. Miscellaneous New York Book Festival Award Runner-up, Science Fiction category, for Second Acts, 2011. London Book Festival Award Winner, General Fiction category, for Second Acts, 2010. National Book Critics Circle, New York, NY, 2004-present. Executive Council, Small Press Center, New York, NY, 2004-2009. Writer’s Fellowship. Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL, 2003. Writers’ Marketplace Committee, Printers Row Book Fair, Chicago, IL, 1997-2002; chair, 2000-2002. Special Assistance Grant, Illinois Arts Council, 2001. Community Arts Assistance Program Grant, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, 1997, 2001. National Planning Committee, Annual Underground Press Conference, De Paul University and Mary Kuntz Press, Chicago, IL, 1993-1995. Occupational Technical Writer, Chicago, IL, and New York, NY, 1997-present. Current position at Bloomberg LP. Writing Workshop Leader, Columbia College, Poetry Center of Chicago, Guild Complex, Ragdale Foundation, River Oak Arts, Chicago, IL, 1998-2002. Lecturer in English and Humanities, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL, 1986-1996. Education Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude), Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, 1983. Graduate work at Washington State University, Pullman, WA, and University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, 1983-84.